Undergraduate Courses

BIOL 101 - Biology and Society (3)

Characteristics of science, historical development of scientific concepts, and interaction of society with science illustrated by topics from biological science. DB

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BIOL 104 - Marine Option Program Seminar (1)

Statewide overview of ocean issues and organizations involved with marine activities, management, education, research, and business. Exploration of opportunities for internships, research projects, study and careers. Proposal writing, project implementation, and report preparation guidelines. Orientation to the Marine Option Program. (Cross-listed IS 100)

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BIOL 123 - Hawaiian Environment Science (3)

Characteristics of science and interaction with society illustrated by topics in geology, astronomy, oceanography, and biology of Hawaiian Islands. DB

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BIOL 171 - Introduction to Biology I (3)

Introductory biology for all life science majors. Cell structure and chemistry; growth, reproduction, genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and simple eukaryotes. Pre: CHEM 131 (or concurrent), CHEM 151 (or concurrent), 161 (or concurrent), CHEM 171 (or concurrent), CHEM 181A (or concurrent); or consent. Co-requisite: 171L. DB

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BIOL 171L - Introduction to Biology I Lab (1)

(1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 171. Pre: CHEM 131 (or concurrent), CHEM 151 (or concurrent), 161 (or concurrent), CHEM 171 (or concurrent), CHEM 181A (or concurrent); or consent. Co-requisite: 171L. Co-requisite: 171. DY

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BIOL 172 - Introduction to Biology II (3)

Continuation of 171. Anatomy, physiology, and systematics of plants and animals; behavior; ecosystems, populations, and communities. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L. DB

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BIOL 265 - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (3)

Principles of ecology and evolution for life science majors stressing integrated approach and recent advance. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 172/172L. DB

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BIOL 275 - Cell and Molecular Biology (3)

Integrated cell and molecular biology for life science majors. Modern advances in recombinant DNA technology. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L, or consent. DB

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BIOL 275L - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (1)

(1 4-hr Lab) Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Biology. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and CHEM 272/272L, or consent. DY

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BIOL 295 - Service Learning for Biology Majors (V)

Directed participation on tutorials and related activities in public schools and approved community and UH Mânoa organizations. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: 265/265L, 275/275L, and consent.

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BIOL 301 - Marine Ecology and Evolution (3)

Functional, ecological, and evolutionary problems faced by life in the sea. Draws from major marine habitats and associated communities, from the deep sea to the plankton. Impacts of overfishing, marine pollution, and land development on the ecology and evolution of marine organisms. Emphasis on developing problem solving and quantitative skills. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L, 275/275L (or concurrent), and OCN 201; or consent. DB

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BIOL 301L - Marine Ecology and Evolution Lab (2)

(1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory to accompany 301. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L, 275/275L (or concurrent), and OCN 201; or consent. DY

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BIOL 304 - Biotechnology: Science and Ethical Issues (3)

Introduction to the concepts, goals, ethical issues and consequences of biotechnology using real-life case studies of cloning, DNA fingerprinting, gene therapy and genetical engineering. Pre: 171 or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 304)

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BIOL 310 - Environmental Issues (3)

Global environmental problems in historical perspective; physical, biological, sociocultural views. Pre: one of 101, 123, or GEOG 101; or consent. DB

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BIOL 320 - The Atoll (3)

Atoll as ecosystem and as human environment. Formation, structure, distribution, biota. Pre: two semesters of introductory science or consent. DB

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BIOL 331 - Marine Mammal Biology (3)

Overview of marine mammal science, significance and roles of marine mammals in their ecosystems, and marine conservation issues. Current research topics in marine mammal science will also be covered. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L, 172/172L, and 265, 265L; or consent. DB

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BIOL 331L - Marine Mammal Biology Lab (2)

Laboratory to accompany 331. Activities will include taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, necropsy, hematology, population estimating methods, tracking, field distribution surveys, stranding response, and energetics, and/or similar depending on field access and availability of specimens. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and 172/172L and 265/265L and 331 (or concurrent), or consent. DY

 

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BIOL 340 - Genetics, Evolution and Society (3)

The role of genetics in evolution, medicine, behavior, plant and animal breeding and technology; its impact on today's society. Pre: one semester of biological science at college level or consent. (Cross-listed as CMB 351) DB

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BIOL 350 - Sex Differences in the Life Cycle (3)

Human sex differences, their biological basis and significance; genetic, hormonal, and behavioral determinants of sexual differentiation; biology of gender, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and aging. Pre: one semester of biological science. (Cross-listed as WS 350) DB

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BIOL 360 - Island Ecosystems (3)

Characteristics of island biota; examples from Hawai'i and the Pacific. Impact of island and continental cultures; policy and ecosystem endangerment; contemporary legislation, policy, and management practices. Pre: one semester of biological science or consent. DB

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BIOL 363 - Biological Field Studies (V)

Biological survey, collection, and analysis techniques will be reviewed and applied through field studies. Students will be introduced to the uniqueness of the Hawaiian environment and its diversity of life. Emphasis on diversity, evolution and ecology. Repeatable up to six credits. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L (or equivalent), or consent. DB

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BIOL 375 - Concepts of Genetics (3)

Genetic concepts at advanced undergraduate level; genetic transmission, recombination, gene action, mutation, population and evolutionary genetics. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and 275/275L, or consent. DB

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BIOL 375L - Concepts of Genetics Lab (2)

(1 4-hr Lab) Experiments with a variety of organisms to illustrate principles discussed in BIOL 375. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L and 275/275L, or consent. DY

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BIOL 390 - Communicating in Biological Sciences (3)

Combined lecture/lab impart essential knowledge and skills in technical writing, poster design, and oral presentations for effective communication for life science majors. Research papers, lab reports, project proposals, conference presentations are covered. Life sciences majors only. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 171/171L, 172/172L, and ENG 100.

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BIOL 395 - Internship in Biology Teaching (2)

Supervised laboratory internship in the preparation and demonstration of laboratory experiments in selected laboratory courses. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

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BIOL 400 - Ocean Internships and Research (V)

Students carry out marine-related internships, practica, research projects or field experience on-or off-campus with faculty guidance. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: minimum cum GPA of 2.5, junior or senior standing in any field of study and IS 100/BIOL 104 or consent, project proposal. (Cross-listed as IS 400)

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BIOL 401 - Molecular Biotechnology (3)

General principles, applications, and recent advances of the rapidly growing science of biotechnology. Topics include impact of biotechnology on medicine, animal sciences, environment, agriculture, forensics, and economic and socio-ethical issues. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 275 or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 401) DB

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BIOL 402 - Principles of Biochemistry (4)

Molecular basis of living processes in bacteria, plants, and animals; emphasis on metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 275/275L, and CHEM 273; or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 402 and PEPS 402) DB

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BIOL 403 - Field Problems in Marine Biology (4)

Integrated program of intensive lectures, laboratory experiments, and field research that focus on the biological processes that shape the lives of marine organisms. A-F only. Limited space; enrollment by consent; GPA considered. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 301/301L and consent. DB

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BIOL 404 - Advanced Topics in Marine Biology (3)

Current themes in marine biology and experience in scientific assessment. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 301/301L or consent. DB

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BIOL 406 - Cellular Biology (3)

Cell structure and function.  Structure, chemistry, and functions of organelles and macromolecules.  Cross-listed as MBBE 406.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275/275L and CHEM 273 (C or better), or consent

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BIOL 407 - Molecular Cell Biology I (3)

Relationship between structure and function at macromolecular level. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 275/275L and CHEM 273, or consent. DB

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BIOL 408 - Molecular Cellular Biology II (3)

Cell structure and function. Structure, chemistry, and functions of organelles and macromolecules. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 407; or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 408) DB

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BIOL 410 - Human Role in Environmental Change (3)

Human impacts through time on vegetation, animals, landforms, soils, climate, and atmosphere. Special reference to Asian/Pacific region. Implications of long-term environmental change for human habitability. Pre: one of 101, GEOG 101 or 123 and either 310 or GEOG 326; or consent. (Cross-listed as GEOG 410) DB

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BIOL 425 - Wildlife and Plant Conservation (3)

Principles of conservation biology and wildlife management techniques, illustrated with animal, plant, and ecosystem examples. Examination of ethical, cultural, legal, political, and socio-economic issues impinging on conservation policy and practice. Group project and field trips. Pre: C (not C-) or better in 265/265L or consent. DB

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BIOL 440 - Psychoactive Drug Plants (3)

Taxonomy, ecology, biochemistry, distribution, cultural history, and contemporary use of mind-altering drug plants; examples from primitive, traditional, and modern societies. Pre: junior standing, one semester of biological science, and either ANTH 200 or GEOG 151; or consent. DB

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BIOL 483 - Introduction to Bioinformatics Topics for Biologists (3)

Focuses on the use of computational tools and approaches to analyze the enormous amount of biological data (DNA, RNA, protein) available today. A-F only. Pre: 171 (or equivalent), or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as MBBE 483)

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BIOL 490 - Mathematical Biology Seminar (1)

Reports on research in mathematical biology, reviews of literature, and research presentation. Required for Certificate in Mathematical Biology. Repeatable one time. Pre: junior standing or higher and consent. (Cross-listed as MATH 490)

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BIOL 499 - Biological Problems (V)

Directed reading and research. For juniors and seniors majoring in life science 1-12 credits. Repeatable up to 12 credits. A-F only. Pre: 2.5 GPA minimum, written proposal and consent.

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ZOOL 101 - Principles of Zoology (3)

Structure, development, physiology, reproduction, evolution, behavior, and ecology of animals.  DB

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ZOOL 200 - Marine Biology (2)

Biology and ecology of marine plants and animals; coral reefs, the deep sea, rocky shores, marine mammals, fisheries, aquaculture, pollution, and conservation of marine resources.  DB

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ZOOL 200L - Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

(1 3-hour lab per week) Laboratory, field trips to accompany ZOOL 200.  DY

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 200 (can be concurrent)

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ZOOL 306 - Ethology (2)

Introduction to animal and human ethology and sociobiology; emphasis on social and interspecific behavior, its causes and adaptive significance.  Lab optional.

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 101/L or BIOL 265 (C or better), or consent

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ZOOL 306L - Ethology Laboratory (1)

(1 3-hour lab per week)  Application of methods in demonstrations, films, and projects.  DY

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 306 (or concurrent)

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ZOOL 320 - Vertebrate Zoology (3)

Introduction to the evolution and systematics of vertebrates, with emphasis on comparative morphology, physiology and ecology.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 320L.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 265

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ZOOL 320L - Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory (2)

(2 3-hour labs per week)  Laboratory to accompany ZOOL 320  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 320, DY

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 172/172L

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ZOOL 340 - Parasitology (2)

Animal parasites of man, and domestic and wild animals; systematics, comparative morphology, life history, pathology, treatment, control.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275

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ZOOL 340L - Parasitology Laboratory (2)

(2 3-hour labs per week)  Laboratory to accompany ZOOL 340.  DY

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 340 (or concurrent)

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ZOOL 410 - Corals and Coral Reefs (3)

The biogeography, evolution, ecology, and physiology of corals and coral reefs, and the application of this information to the management of coral reefs.  Emphasis will be placed on processes such as dispersal, the evolution and operation of mutualisms, calcifications, reproduction, and the maintenance of diversity.  Offered in Spring only.

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 265

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ZOOL 416L - Histology Laboratory (2)

(2 2-hour labs per week)  Light microscopic study of animal tissues, especially vertebrates.  Primarily for pre-professional sutdents.  Recommend to have taken BIOL 406.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 416,  DY

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275

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ZOOL 416 - Histology (3)

Functional microanatomy of the animal body, emphasizing vertebrates.  Oriented toward pre-professional students.  Recommended to have taken BIOL 406.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275

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ZOOL 417 - Microtechnique (3)

(2 lectures, 2 3-hour labs per week)  Preparation of animal tissues and organs for microscopic examination; introduction to cytochemical and histochemical techniques.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275, or consent

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ZOOL 420 - Developmental Biology (3)

Fundamental principles, methods, concepts, and significance of developmental biology, emphasizing experimental methods.  Recommended to have taken BIOL 406.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275

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ZOOL 420L - Developmental Biology Laboratory (2)

(2 3-hour labs per week)  Analysis of animal development by experimental methods, using local organisms.  Recommended to have taken BIOL 406.  DY

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 420 (or concurrent) and BIOL 275, or consent

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ZOOL 430 - Animal Physiology (3)

Introduction to function of organs, tissues, and cells, especially in vertebrates.  Nerve and muscle physiology, endocrinology circulation, respiration, excretion, and temperature regulation.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 430L.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275

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ZOOL 430L - Animal Physiology Laboratory (2)

Laboratory investigation of function of organs, tissues, and cells, especially invertebrates.  Nerve and muscle physiology, circulation, membrane transport, respiration, excretion.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL 430. DY

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275

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ZOOL 432 - Comparative Physiology (3)

Physical chemical cellular mechanisms underlying function of organ systems; general principles inferable from study of adaption to diverse environments.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 171 and BIOL 172 and (MBBE 402 (or concurrent) or BIOC 441 (or concurrent)), or consent

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ZOOL 439 - Animal Ecology (3)

Principles and theories; examples from current experimental and analytical literature.  For students in biological sciences.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 265 and (MATH 205 or MATH 215 or MATH 241), or consent

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ZOOL 439L - Animal Ecology Laboratory (2)

(1 4-hour lab per week)  Introduction to methodology experience in characterizing populations and communities.  DY

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 265

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ZOOL 442 - Introduction to Neuroscience (3)

Nerve cells, their signaling capabilities and the developmental organization of nervous systems, both invertebrate and vertebrate, for sensory reception, integration, behavioral command and learning; insights from on-going research using molecular, genetic, biophysical, and imaging methods.  Offered in the Spring only.

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 275 or consent

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ZOOL 450 - Natural History of Hawaiian Islands (3)

(2 lectures, 1 1-hour lab per week)  Geography, geology, climatology, biotic environment of Pacific Basin and Hawaiian Islands; endemism and evolution in terrestrial and marine biota.  (Cross-listed as BOT 450).  DB

Pre-requisites:
1 semester of college-level biological sciences

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ZOOL 460 - Avian Biology (3)

Broad coverage of the morphology, physiology, ecology, behavior, and evolution of birds, emphasizing the relation of birds to general theory in biology.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 265

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ZOOL 465 - General Ichthyology (3)

Biology of fishes; reproduction, physiological processes, functional anatomy, behavior, ecology, distribution, and systematics.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL465L.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 265

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ZOOL 466 - Fisheries Science (3)

General characteristics of fisheries; harvesting methods; principles and techniques to derive data and analyze fished populations.  Field trips.  DB

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 410, 465, 470, 608, or 620, or consent

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ZOOL 467 - Ecology of Fishes (3)

Reproduction, early life history, age and growth, feeding, niche specificity, competitive interactions, communities, and evolutionary mechanisms.  DB

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 465, or consent

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ZOOL 470 - Limnology (2)

Biology, physics, chemistry of lakes, streams, estuaries.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL470L.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 172, or consent

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ZOOL 470L - Limnology Laboratory (1)

(1 3-hour lab per week)  Experimental and descriptive field projects on the biology, chemistry, hydrology, and physics of lakes, streams, and estuaries.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL470.  Offered alternating years. DY

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 172, or consent

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ZOOL 475 - Biology of the Invertebrates (3)

Body plans, development, cellular construction, physiological integration, natural history, and ecology of invertebrate animals.  Emphasis on marine species, especially local ones.  Must be taken concurrently with ZOOL475L.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 172 and CHEM 161, or consent

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ZOOL 480 - Animal Evolution (3)

Process of evolution; genetic basis, natural selection, population genetics, speciation, the fossil record.  Recommended to have taken 300- or 400-level BIOL or ZOOL course.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 265

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ZOOL 485 - Biogeography (3)

Distribution of plants and animals and processes that cause, maintain, and modify them.  Approach is synthetic and dynamic.  DB

Pre-requisites:
BIOL 172

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ZOOL 487 - Molecular Ecology (3)

(2 3-hour labs per week)  Practical introduction to molecular methods used to address ecological and evolutionary questions.  Advanced undergraduate/graduate level.  Focus on methods and application to independent research project.  A - F only.  Offered alternate years only.

Pre-requisites:
[BIOL 265/L (or equivalent) or BIOL 275/L (or equivalent)], and BIOL 375/L and consent

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ZOOL 490A - Seminar in Zoology (1)

Reports on research, reviews of literature, or research experience.  Required of students majoring in zoology or entomology.  (B) general zoology; (D) animal behavior; (E) ecology; (F) physiology; (G) developmental biology; (H) marine biology.

Pre-requisites:
ZOOL 306 (or equivalent), or consent for (D)

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ZOOL 492 - Teaching Internship (1)

Teaching internship in zoology.  Required of ZOOL BS degree students.  ZOOL BS majors only.  CR/NC only.

Pre-requisites:
Laboratory in an upper division ZOOL course

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